Hundreds turn out for Dereham Carnival dog show

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Ian Burt

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Dogs of all shapes and sizes, from a giant great dane to a minute chihuahua, enjoyed a day out in some warm spring sunshine at the Dereham carnival dog show.

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Pictured are Danni Phillips and Zed.

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Pictured are Danni Phillips and Zed. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Hundreds turned out to support the event at Swanton Morley Village Hall today with more than 200 dogs entered in the pedigree, crossbreed and novelty classes.

The show raised money for this year's Dereham Carnival, the first in more than 20 years, and organisers have put in months of work to bring it all together.

Carnival committee member Kylie Ramm said they were delighted with the turnout.

'If this many people turn out to a dog show in April then what's it going to be like at the carnival in the summer? It gives us a boost to think it will be really well supported.'

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Pictured are Emma Herring and Annie.

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Pictured are Emma Herring and Annie. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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The event also raised money for the bereavement charity Nelson's journey with a special class in memory of Kim Dodd-Utting, from Litcham, who was killed in a car crash on the A47 near Dereham three years ago.

The charity has been supporting her youngest son Dudley since the accident and the rest of her family.

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It was judged by her eldest son Jamie Dodd with daughter Emma Herring.

Carnival mascot Biscuit the Deer also put in an appearance to the delight of the younger visitors.

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Ian Burt

Dog show at Swanton Morley raising money for Nelson's Journey. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Are you supporting this year's Dereham Carnival? E mail kathryn.cross@archant.co.uk

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